Three families may decide to make industrial disease claims on behalf of loved ones who passed away due to mesothelioma.
According to the Bradford Telegraph & Argus, the inquests of Eric Waite, Jack Lobley and Sandor Kovacs have all returned verdicts that they died after contracting the asbestos-related disease, which affects the inner-cell lining of the lungs.
For instance, Mr Lobley was found to have passed away from the illness at the age of 89 after a career working as an RAF engineer and a joiner and Mr Waite died aged 80 because he came into contact with the substance while operating as a plumber.
Therefore, the families of these three men could now pursue personal injury compensation claims on their behalf.
And Carol Deurden, chair of the Bradford Asbestos Victim Support Group, told the news source they are unlikely to be alone in doing so.
"We are getting more and more inquiries about mesothelioma. The national figure is rising every year and is expected to keep on rising," she said.
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Posted by Chris Stevenson